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Refrigerator repair with Dallas Appliance Repair

Do you have a noisy refrigerator that is keeping you up at night? Believe it or not some refrigerators are so noisy they can be heard all the way across the house. Especially for those with sensitive hearing.

In the last 25 years the noise level associated with refrigerators and freezers has increased dramatically. Most of that noise increase has to do with the type of insulation that is used in refrigerators and freezers today. The insulation that was used in refrigerators and freezers in the past had more sound absorbing qualities. The foam used today has better insulating qualities for the buck but lack any sound absorbing qualities. I know this from personal experience. Two years ago I purchased a new automatic defrost upright freezer. And I have to tell you that it is one of the noisiest freezers I have ever encountered. And worst of all, it’s right there in my kitchen.

 

I decided to troubleshoot this noisy freezer myself to find out if there was anything I could do to reduce the sound level. After I analyzed the noise with my fading hearing, I came to the conclusion that what I was listening to was normal compressor noise and normal evaporator fan noise. I figured that if I contacted the store where I bought it and demanded a new freezer, they would simply send out another one that was identical. I discovered that most of the noise was coming from the evaporator fan motor and the amount of air it was forced to move around in this large freezer. I concluded that there was not much I could do about it. I decided that when I sell the house I am selling this freezer along with it and purchasing a manual defrost freezer for my new home. Manual defrost freezers do not have evaporator fans. Besides food last longer in a manual defrost freezer. By the way not all modern day refrigerators and freezers have noise that you have to live with. In fact, I have an LG refrigerator not far from the noisy freezer in my kitchen that is so quiet sometimes I cannot even tell if it is running.

So if your refrigerator or freezer has been in place for a while and suddenly it starts to make noise, what can that be?

The first thing you should do is narrow down where the sound is coming from. Is it coming from the inside or the outside of the refrigerator or freezer? If it is coming from the outside down near the bottom you can pull the refrigerator out, remove the cover to the machine compartment to see if something is hitting the condenser fan blade. Occasionally refrigerators will suck in something off the floor and try to force it through the evaporator. Sometimes the debris will get stuck and the condenser fan blade will hit it causing noise. If there is no obstruction around the condenser fan blade and the condenser fan motor is not noisy, listen to the compressor. If your compressor is suddenly and unexpectedly noisy, you better start looking for a place to store your food. Refrigerator or freezer compressors that suddenly get noisy are destine to fail quickly. The cost of replacing a compressor today is sometimes one half to one third the cost of a replacement refrigerator or freezer. So it usually makes more sense to replace the refrigerator or freezer with a new one with the help of Dallas Appliance Repair.

Yoga Classes That Are Fun And Exciting

How to Choose a Good Yoga Teacher On The Northern Beaches

When you are looking for a Northern Beaches yoga teacher you need to understand that there are no national or international programs that certify yoga teachers and there probably never will because of the nature of the instruction of passing it down from teacher to student for thousands of years. Even though there are no strict legislative requirements set down for instructors, does not mean that there is no guidelines you should follow to find a good one. Here you will find what some believe are the minimum requirements for a competent instructor.

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Must practice yoga exercise, breathing and meditation daily – You can’t take a teacher seriously if they themselves do not have a sound foundation and is committed to yoga on a daily basis.

Should have regular contact with their own teacher – No good teacher can ever work effectively on their own, nor no one teacher can become so advanced that they do not need the continual guidance and support from their own teacher.

They should study the important yoga texts – Study is one of the special five observances that are part of the eight limbs of the yoga practice. A good teacher needs to have some knowledge that includes Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita. This is the minimum, ideally, they should have knowledge in all world philosophies.

Ethical behavior – A good teacher is going to be well versed in the five Yamas which means the five restraints that include non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, times of celibacy and non-hoarding. They also need to practice the five niyamas which means observances such as purity, contentment, tolerance, study and the first two limbs of classical yoga. When a teacher practices this type of procedure the student is protected especially during a personal experience in a meditation state. You will find that an ethical yoga instructor will conduct class in a safe, aware and responsible manner and makes sure that classes are not too large so students can receive individual attention from the instructor.

Observe a healthy vegetarian diet – Of course you don’t need to be a vegetarian to practice yoga, a yoga instructor should conform to different standards than the student. They also should not smoke, drink alcohol or take any kind of drugs.

Training in basis anatomy and the effects of yoga techniques – A good yoga instructor should be trained enough to be able to vary the yoga techniques for each student according to their own personal abilities and they also should be trained well enough to advise their students when it comes to the more common medical conditions like high blood pressure, back problems and arthritis. They also should be trained well enough to notice when a student might need psychological counseling and have knowledge of the community services in the area.

Have the ability to separate yoga from religion – Remember, yoga is not a religion and it even predates Hinduism as well as many other well-known religions. Yoga is a practice of techniques that are non-religious, trans-cultural practices and these practices help people develop greater self-awareness. It doesn’t require that students stick to a particular creed or belief or that they obey any prophet or god. It also is not ritualistic nor is it an occult and the texts of yoga are not scripture but guidelines on how to practice yoga safely. So, a good teacher should never allow their religious beliefs intertwined with the practice of yoga.

These are the key things that you need to look for when you are trying to find a good yoga teacher. It will take time to research all of this, but in the end it will be well worth your time and effort.